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Fifth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

January 20, 2015 10:41 AM

The Jamestown Foundation’s Fifth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

Thursday, March 12, 20158:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779...


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Why Is Russia Deploying Nuclear Weapons to Crimea?

March 27, 2015

Recently, there has been an uptick in Russian efforts to defend the placement of nuclear-capable weapons, if not actual nuclear weapons, on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, which Russia illegally annexed one year ago. Notably,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia

Kadyrov Takes Chechen Special Forces Training to New Heights

March 27, 2015

Chechen special services operating under the auspices of Ramzan Kadyrov and trained by an ex-major of the Russian security services’ Alpha group, Daniil Martynov, keep expanding their activities to new areas. Martynov helped...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Central Asians Fighting in Ukraine May Lead to Tensions With Russia

March 26, 2015

On March 17, the Russian and Kyrgyzstani services of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) published a long interview with a citizen of Kyrgyzstan identified as Manas (not his real name), who said he had fought alongside the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Security Operation in Dagestan Apparently Kills Rebels and Bystanders Alike

March 26, 2015

During the past 16 years of battling militants in the North Caucasus, Russia’s security services and police have generally avoided taking prisoners among the insurgents. This tendency was recently displayed once again in an...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

The Kremlin’s Game of Threats

March 26, 2015

Last week (March 19), speaking at an annual conference of the Union of Russian Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)—Russia’s main business lobbying group—President Vladimir Putin promoted a previously announced financial...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Russia, Economics

Russian Factory Ownership Hurts Ukraine’s President Poroshenko

March 24, 2015

President Petro Poroshenko’s continued ownership of a confectionary manufacturing facility in Lipetsk, Russia, has become such a political burden for the Ukrainian leader that he specifically addressed the issue of its sale in an...

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Is Moscow Preparing for a New War Against Georgia?

March 24, 2015

President Vladimir Putin has been organizing so many military exercises in so many parts of the Russian Federation (see EDM, March 19)—a process that has required Moscow to shift units from one area to another—that it is...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , South Caucasus , Georgia, Russia

Two Summits and a Military Exercise

March 23, 2015

The postponed Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan summit took place last Friday (March 20) in Astana, but the program was cut so short that the only point for staging the event appeared to be to confirm President Vladimir Putin’s return to...

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Expert: North Caucasus May Start Exporting Instability to Other Parts of Russia

March 23, 2015

A well-known Russian expert on the North Caucasus, Konstantin Kazenin, has warned that the paramilitary groups of North Caucasus leaders may end up destabilizing the Russian Federation. According to Kazenin, several leaders from...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Moscow Begins to Grasp the Threat Posed by Islamic State

March 20, 2015

As the militants of the armed Islamic resistance in the North Caucasus began taking oaths of allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (see EDM, January 30), the Russian authorities began looking for ways to confront them. On...

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Russian Orthodox Activists—Value in Deniability for the Kremlin

March 3, 2015 05:32 PM

The Moscow Patriarchate’s subordination to the political will of the Kremlin has been evident for so long that it no longer attracts much attention. Patriarch Kirill and his entourage can generally...


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Security Operation in Dagestan Apparently Kills Rebels and Bystanders Alike

March 26, 2015 05:06 PM

During the past 16 years of battling militants in the North Caucasus, Russia’s security services and police have generally avoided taking prisoners among the insurgents. This tendency was recently...


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The Kremlin’s Game of Threats

March 26, 2015 05:04 PM

Last week (March 19), speaking at an annual conference of the Union of Russian Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)—Russia’s main business lobbying group—President Vladimir Putin promoted a...


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Why Is Russia Deploying Nuclear Weapons to Crimea?

March 27, 2015 03:19 PM

Recently, there has been an uptick in Russian efforts to defend the placement of nuclear-capable weapons, if not actual nuclear weapons, on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, which Russia illegally annexed...


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Why Is Russia Deploying Nuclear Weapons to Crimea?

March 27, 2015 03:19 PM

Recently, there has been an uptick in Russian efforts to defend the placement of nuclear-capable weapons, if not actual nuclear weapons, on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, which Russia illegally annexed...


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Security Operation in Dagestan Apparently Kills Rebels and Bystanders Alike

March 26, 2015 05:06 PM

During the past 16 years of battling militants in the North Caucasus, Russia’s security services and police have generally avoided taking prisoners among the insurgents. This tendency was recently...


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Ukraine to Negotiate New Contract With Gazprom

March 18, 2015 04:39 PM

On March 20, Ukraine, the European Union and Russia plan to negotiate Gazprom’s natural gas deliveries to Ukraine after March 31, when the “winter package,” which was agreed upon at trilateral talks...


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